ds attends 1st grade at a public elementary school. Yesterday they had a field trip to a dairy farm, and I volunteered as a chaperon. As soon as the owner got on the bus and gave his speech, he tells the kids to bow their heads in prayer. WHAT?! I'm not sure if it was because I was sitting right next to him and wearing a hijab, or if this is a regular routine of his. I felt so awkward, wasn't really sure what to do. As a muslim, we pray all the time but not to jesus, and I don't think any religion should be pushed on random children. He doesn't know what their parents want for their children. The rest of the trip was how God intended certain things to happen, ok for me, but what if there were athiests on the bus?
What do you think, I'm sure most christians would be ok with something like that, but others?
Please spare me any comments that I need Jesus to save me, or need to convert to christianity, etc. I grew up baptist, my father is a pastor, it didn't work for me.
**I wasn't really offended, but I know some people could be. I was just a little shocked, not just for me, but for others who may not have the same beliefs. I just stayed quietly in my seat with ds, why make a big fuss over it so that it would ruin a fun days for the kids? I have no plans to bring it up to the school either since it wasn't a school employee and the year is almost over. Just wanted to see what others would have done or thought.